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Matt Casey’s father, Tom, founded the personal injury firm in 1983. While Matt is currently one half of the Casey & Devoti attorney team, he didn’t start out following in his father’s footsteps. We thought it would be fun to learn more about Matt and what he did prior to joining the family business.
Q: You grew up in St. Louis, so let’s start with the standard St. Louis question…where did you go to high school?
A: St. Louis University High
Q: Did you play any sports in high school?
A: Soccer and Rugby
Q: What were your interests/hobbies in high school?
A: I played a lot of Soccer. In addition to the high school team, I played for a club team.
Q: Where did you go to college and why did you choose it?
A: Boston College. Looking back now, I’m not sure why, but I always wanted to go to a school on the east coast. I also had three cousins who went to Boston College, and fell in love with the school when I visited them.
Q: Did you play any sports in college?
A: I tried walking on the soccer team, but I tore my ACL on the first day of practice.
Q: What brought you back to STL?
A: My wife, Becky and I started dating in high school.
Q: What was your first job after college?
A: I worked as a research assistant in a molecular biology and genetics laboratory at St. Louis University Medical School.
Q: What compelled you to want to go to law school?
A: Working as a research assistant at St. Louis University Medical School. I decided pretty quickly that I did not want to do genetics research.
Q: What was your first job out of law school?
A: I worked for a large corporate defense firm, Husch & Eppenberger, LLC (n/k/a HuschBlackwell)
Q: What drew you to the personal injury specialty?
A: I guess fate. My original plan was to get a law degree and then get into intellectual property law in the medical field. I was offered a job at Husch Eppenberger. Their largest practice area was litigation, and I ended up working in that department. I enjoyed, it but felt a bit empty representing corporations. I’ve always seemed to have aligned with the ‘Davids’, not the ‘Goliaths’ of the world. My father was a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney and it was a very easy decision for me to join him when he had an opening at his firm.
To learn more about attorney Matt Casey, click here.
Law Days for Southeastern Missouri Residents
As part of our ongoing commitment to assist clients throughout southeastern Missouri, Matt and Matt will host monthly ‘law days’ in Ste. Genevieve. Our firm has a large client base from this region of the state and it is our goal to make meeting with them as easy as possible.
During the designated law days, Matt and Matt are available to meet with current clients, as well as potential clients. If you or someone you love has been injured by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation for things like medical expenses, lost wages from time off work, pain and suffering. Are you unsure if you need to hire a personal injury attorney? Then your best course of action is to have an experienced personal injury attorney review the circumstances of the negligence and resulting injury.
Residents of southeastern Missouri should contact our office to schedule an appointment. We can be reached at (314) 421-0763 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Casey & Devoti cereal drive was a huge success! During the month of June, our clients, colleagues, friends and family donated more than 300 boxes of cereal to benefit St. Martha’s Hall, a shelter for abused women and their children. Read more about our cereal drive here.
Matt and Matt Continue ‘Distracted Driving’ Education
Distracted driving is an epidemic in the United States. One in four accidents in the U.S. involve texting and driving. Every day, 11 teenagers die in car accidents because they were texting and driving.
These statistics are frightening and underscore the need for more community education regarding distracted driving. As personal injury attorneys Matt Casey and Matt Devoti see first-hand the devastating aftermath of car accidents. In 2014, feeling compelled to do something about this epidemic, they became authorized speakers for EndDD.org’s End Distracted Driving Student Awareness campaign. The program aims to educate young drivers on the importance of eliminating distractions while driving – whether it’s texting, talking on the phone, posting to or checking social media pages, talking to passengers, changing the radio, reaching for an object or eating.
Three years into their effort to educate students, Matt and Matt have delivered this powerful message to over 4,000 students at 9 different high schools throughout St. Louis and southeastern Missouri.
• St. Mary’s High School
• Cor Jesu Academy
The interactive presentation is done free of charge and offers the sobering statistics of the current safety crisis, shares true stories of the costs of distracted driving, and offers simple steps that drivers can use immediately to help themselves and others around them End Distracted Driving.
“Distracted driving is a huge problem for people of all ages – not just teens. That is the message we want to get across to these young drivers,” said Matt Casey. “We want them to be aware of the consequences whether it’s them, their parent or their friend who is driving distracted. The presentation offers eye-opening insight and concrete solutions to the problem that they can implement right away.”
EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) was established to raise awareness and generate action against the epidemic of distracted driving. It was created by Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson, after their daughter was hit and killed by a distracted driver. Visit EndDD.org to learn more and to preview the presentation.
Since April 2012, more than 400 professionals have given presentations to more than 325,000 teens and adults. The firm is currently booking presentations for the fall 2017 and spring 2018. If your organization would like to book a presentation, please contact Lara Vitiello at (314) 409-0996 or email@example.com.
Save the date for the 15th Annual Wine Opener to benefit the Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This year’s event is set for Saturday, September 23rd and will be held in Ross Hall on the campus of Christian Brother’s High School in Town & Country, Missouri.
Partner Matt Devoti, the current foundation president, will serve as ‘Co-Host’ and the firm will serve as a corporate sponsor of this premier wine tasting event. The Wine Opener provides a casual atmosphere where guests can sample over 40 different domestic and international wines, nosh their way through tasty food stations, listen to live entertainment, and bid on fabulous prizes through live and silent auctions.
Tickets are on sale now, go to The Wine Opener website or call (314) 733-1241.
General admission: $65 in advance, $75 at the door
VIP admission: $100 early bird special until 8/25, then $125
VIP reception provides guests all the benefits of general admission, plus access to the VIP lounge with premium wine and food pairings.
Casey & Devoti has been a strong supporter of the Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for many years. Last year, the event drew a crowd of nearly 400 people and raised just over $75,000 for the foundation. Matt and Matt hope to see you at this fun event, which benefits a great cause.
Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. The Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a fundraising arm, whose purpose is to advance fundraising efforts, research and community awareness for children and adults living with Cystic Fibrosis in the St. Louis area.
April Lohrmann, a former Casey & Devoti client, has chosen to make it her life’s mission to assist other orphans in China. April was herself orphaned and adopted as a young child. Because of her life experiences, she has a unique ability to relate to current orphans in a way very few people can. Six months ago, after prayerful consideration, April moved to China and was invited to work in a Christian orphanage in south China. April set up a ‘Go Fund Me’ page to assist with her living expenses as she embarks on her journey to show God’s love to these children who need it most. We are pleased to share her story and her passion for helping others. If you’d like to help April in her mission, please consider making a donation to her ‘Go Fund Me’ page.
“True devotion, the kind that is pure and faultless before God the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their difficulties and to keep the world from contaminating us.” ~ James 1:27.
Casey & Devoti Fall Promotion: St. Louis Blues Hockey + Hotel Weekend Giveaway
This fall, Casey & Devoti will be giving away a St. Louis Blues Hockey + Hotel Weekend Package. Look for more details later this summer on how you can enter to win this fabulous prize package, which will include (2) tickets to a St. Louis Blues game in October + overnight accommodations at the Hilton Hotel – St. Louis Union Station. Entries will be collected September 15th thru October 15th. More details coming soon!
As part of his ongoing commitment to the legal profession and professional development, Partner Matt Devoti was again selected to be a member of the presenting faculty for a National Business Institute lecture entitled “Litigating Damages for Auto Injuries.” This marks the tenth time Matt has been a member of the presenting faculty for the NBI, which provides ongoing legal education for attorneys across the country.
As a member of the three-person panel, Matt presented two important segments of the lecture: “Necessary Documentation for the Extent of the Auto Injury” and “Negotiating and Litigating Auto Injury Damages: Plaintiffs’ Tactics.” Matt was among the original faculty who recorded the same webinar in May 2016. The webinar was so popular, NBI decided to reprise the topic and record a new version, which will be released in late June.
Read more here.
Living Safer Magazine
Each quarter, Casey & Devoti publishes our safety magazine called Living Safer. This free magazine is brimming with informative articles on all things safety-related. Our latest issue features an insightful cover story on The Medicating of America: What pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to know. Sign up here to have this free magazine delivered directly to your house.
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Have you been hurt by the negligence of another?
Matt or Matt will be happy to meet with you for a free initial consultation. We are available to meet at our St. Louis County office, ‘by appointment’ in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri or at a location of your choice.
About our Firm
For over 30 years, Casey & Devoti has diligently protected the rights of its clients with honesty and integrity. Our lawyers are dedicated to providing individuals and small companies with first-class, professional and aggressive legal representation. Our lawyers have extensive trial experience representing clients in matters such as, automobile, train and truck accidents, medical and legal malpractice, product and premises liability, elder and sexual abuse, workers’ compensation and wrongful death. Casey & Devoti proudly serves the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
Learn more about Casey & Devoti and our rich history of aggressively protecting clients’ rights on our website or through our various social media pages.
Casey & Devoti proudly serves the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
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